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My husband had a stem cell transplant in sept 2012 for leukemia (aml). Just told he has fully relapsed and has leukemia in his cns? Still treatable?

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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Difficult, but yes

I am so sorry. Given how quickly he relapsed after transplant, there is a low, but not zero, chance of getting him in remission again.
It depends on what drugs his leukemia has seen. A 2nd transplant is possible. There are a number of promising drugs in clinical trials for relapsed aml: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=6288957&vers=2 i wish you the best of luck.

In brief: Difficult, but yes

I am so sorry. Given how quickly he relapsed after transplant, there is a low, but not zero, chance of getting him in remission again.
It depends on what drugs his leukemia has seen. A 2nd transplant is possible. There are a number of promising drugs in clinical trials for relapsed aml: http://www.Cancer.Gov/clinicaltrials/search/results?Protocolsearchid=6288957&vers=2 i wish you the best of luck.
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes, but...

There are treatments that can be tried, but not knowing his prior treatment history and current condition i cannot say how likely such treatment will be successful.
His doctors should have an honest discussion with you & your husband about options, risks and chances of success so you can make an informed decision. As you know, though, this is a bad situation.

In brief: Yes, but...

There are treatments that can be tried, but not knowing his prior treatment history and current condition i cannot say how likely such treatment will be successful.
His doctors should have an honest discussion with you & your husband about options, risks and chances of success so you can make an informed decision. As you know, though, this is a bad situation.
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